Blowing Rock IPA | Blowing Rock Brewing Co.

Blowing Rock IPABlowing Rock IPA
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Blowing Rock IPABlowing Rock IPA

Brewed by:
Blowing Rock Brewing Co.
North Carolina, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Chadpaq on 01-08-2011

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Ratings: 94 |  Reviews: 22
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2.5/5  rDev -21.4%

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3/5  rDev -5.7%

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1.75/5  rDev -45%

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3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -13.5%

Photo of PatrickOBrien
1.72/5  rDev -45.9%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

Being from Michigan I'm surrounded by fantastic IPA's, I was actually somewhat excited when this arrived in a BOTM subscription I'd won for free. Unfortunately, it was awful.. Without better words to express my feelings for this beer.. It was a jumbled mess of clashing crap that turned out like crap.

It did however look and smell halfway decent. I'd rather have a Bud light.

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3/5  rDev -5.7%

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3.18/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

A. It has a dark reddish-brown color with a one-finger foamy white head and some lacing. Some bubbles can be seen. Fully opaque.

S. It has a roasted hop scent.

T/M. It has a dark fruit hoppy taste to it. There's a grape and a caramel sweetness and tartness to it. Fairly smooth with a bit of a celery calm to it.

O. It's a very basic IPA. It has a slight hop taste but more fruity. Descent but nothing special.

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3/5  rDev -5.7%

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3.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - A swirling cascading pour yields slightly more than two fingers worth of crisp slightly whipped light khaki colored head that forms a slightly rocky top as it settles... Excellent retention... The color is deep moderately dark medium gold... Still with no discernible carbonation... A bit of lacing clings to the glass...

S - Subdued all the way around... A mix of pale and toasted malts... Some caramel sweetness... Some doughy bread malt... The hops are truly missing in action on the nose... There is also a slightly odd soapy note buried beneath the surface...

T - As expected the malt base dominates the palate... Caramel... Biscuit... Caramel... Biscuit... Repeat... While it's not a bad start, there isn't much more going on... The finish slightly hopped and there is a slightly off soapy quality to the finish...

M - Medium bodied... Lightly carbonated... Goes down easily enough... Crisp... Clean...

D - Drinks much more like a subdued American Pale Ale rather than an IPA, but it's not a terrible beer by any stretch... It's simple... It's straightforward... It's unpretentious... This one is a the poster boy for average...

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3.5/5  rDev +10.1%

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3/5  rDev -5.7%

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3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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2.96/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A: Pours a lightly hazy deep copper approaching amber in color with some orange highlights and moderate to heavy amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a finger tall creamy light beige head that very slowly reduces (showing great retention properties) to a quarter finger layer evenly covering the entire surface of the beer with a slightly thicker ring at the edges of the glass. Significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Some light to moderate aromas of malts with pine and earthy hops. Light notes of alcohol towards the finish of the smell.

T: Upfront there are some nondescript malts with just a hint of sweetness, followed by a watery flavor, and then the finish has some pine/resin and earthy hops that lend a moderate to heavy amount of bitterness (almost tastes like the hops are a little past their prime).

M: Slightly heavier than medium bodied with moderate to heavy amounts of carbonation. Some light dryness and alcohol heat in the finish.

O: I'm a pretty big fan of IPAs this year (I know that tastes change over time so who nows if I will be saying this in another year or two) but was a little disappointed... Not as well balanced as some and the hops are rather harsh in their bitterness - definitely better offerings on the market.

Note: This one is for you Tsuki, thanks for the 9+ great years of being my dog and companion. You will be missed!

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3.75/5  rDev +17.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +10.1%

Blowing Rock IPA from Blowing Rock Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 13.8% out of 100 with 94 ratings
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